Liz Essley Whyte is a reporter for the Center for Public Integrity’s money and democracy team, where her investigative work has won a Gerald Loeb award, as well as honors from the National Press Club, Editor & Publisher, the Association of Health Care Journalists and more. She graduated summa cum laude from Hillsdale College and earned a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University.
Alex Ellerbeck is the 2019 American University Fellow reporting on immigration. Her background is in human rights and free expression advocacy. Previously, she led the North America program at the Committee to Protect Journalists. Before that, she researched internet freedom in Latin America at Freedom House. She has reported on the environmental groups in Bolivia as part of a Mongabay reporting fellowship and completed a Fulbright teaching fellowship in Brazil. Alex earned her undergraduate degree in government at Wesleyan University.